Every September, Home Slice Pizza in Austin, Texas, partially shuts down for four days so 30 members of its staff can travel to New York City to eat at nearly a dozen pizzerias. According the Austin Chronicle, Home Slice staff has reported that the trip is informative, inspirational and fun.
Not only did owners Jen Strickland and Terri Hannifin provide such an enriching experience for their employees, they also brought along a journalist to document the journey. To check out the story, CLICK HERE.
Immersion trips can be so rewarding for operators and their employees. Pizza Today is no stranger to pizza tours. You name the pizza town and the Pizza Today team has been there. “I can remember having 16 slices in one day during a New York City tour,” Associate Editor Denise Greer says. “There’s no comparison to walking into a dozen pizzerias and experiencing their pizzas and operations firsthand. It’s pizza education at its finest; it is invigorating.”
March 23, 2018 | Pizza Expo News
Thursday at International Pizza Expo was a day of crowning champions. We saw new trends and techniques and passion for the craft of pizza-making at the International Pizza Challenge. Here are results from the day: Pizza Maker of Year is Umberto Fornito, Antico Pizzeria Frattese. Best of the Best Champion is Tim Silva,… Read More ›
March 21, 2018 | Pizza Expo News
So much happens on Wednesday at International Pizza Expo. The show floor was a buzz with pizzeria operators learning all about the latest trends, products, technology and ingredients. Our first-ever Young Entrepreneur of the Year has been named. Congratulations to Sammy Mandell of Greenville Avenue Pizza Company in Dallas, Texas. Sammy; Christal Spata of Valeo’s… Read More ›
March 20, 2018 | Pizza Expo News
Tuesday at International Pizza Expo is in the books with record attendance in the exhibit hall and seminar rooms. Before we share the daily results from the International Pizza Challenge, let’s take a look at the show in pictures: International Pizza Challenge Prelims and Pizza Napoletana Finals Traditional Division Peter Agourias, Vi Pizza… Read More ›